Jay County Public Library 
315 N. Ship Street, Portland, IN  47371 
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Adult Reading Programs

The Winter Adult Reading Program takes place mid-January to mid-February and Summer Adult Reading Program runs concurrently with the children's Summer Reading Program, approximately June through July each year.



 Adult Winter Reading Program

February 1 - 29

Winter Reading Program for Adults

Would you like to have a chance to win gift cards to stores and restaurants in Jay County? If you are 18 or over, all you have to do is register for the Adult Winter Reading Program! Read books, eBooks, graphic novels, magazines, and more during the month of February.

Fill out a Prize Entry form for each item you read to be eligible for weekly Wednesday noon prize drawings for gift cards and the grand prize drawing February 29. Grand prize: a book of your choice (value to $20).

The Adult Winter Reading Program runs February 1 - February 29. Registration is required. Registration is open from January 20 – February 6. Ask staff for more details.


Need reading ideas? Here are some places to look:

Check the display just opposite the circulation desk and take your pick. Topics change frequently.

Pick up a copy of BookPage at the desk for reviews of new books, author interviews and more.

Get sample readings by email at “Online Book Clubs” from DearReader on the library’s homepage.

Use the “What’s Next?” link on the homepage or on the catalog computers at the library to find titles in popular series by author, character or genre.

Scan the new materials shelf for recent fiction and non-fiction in print and on CD.

For ereaders: check “Award Winners” or “Recently Returned” in the “Browse Collections” box in OverDrive.


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Summer Adult Reading Program 2012

Register June 1st - 18th

Program ends July 14th

Registration for the 2012 Adult Summer Reading program begins June 1st. Register at the circulation desk before June 18th to be eligible for the grand prize drawing. This year’s grand prize? A Kindle Fire!

Register, then get reading — books, audiobooks, magazines, graphic novels from the library. The handout you’ll receive has the details.

Turn in your prize entry forms from June 4th through 5:00 p.m. on July 14th to be in the grand prize drawing.



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Jay County Public Library  Portland, Indiana